Discovery puts the power of self-service interactive dashboards, visualizations, and charts into your hands. You can:
- Monitor and drive business performance.
- Visualize numbers and charts side-by-side.
- See variances in a waterfall chart, personalize dashboards with your own KPIs, and perform period-over-period analysis.
- Analyze real-time financial and operational data over time, reach your own conclusions, and apply what you’ve learned to improve your plan.
Basic Building Blocks
Watch: Dashboard Layout (2m:8s)
Perspectives, dashboards, and charts are the building blocks for self-service analytics and a rich data analysis experience. For example, an Executive Summary perspective can have Dashboards for Revenue, Financial Health, and Operations. Each dashboard includes charts that provide insight to that area of the business.
A perspective is a group of dashboards and charts, usually focused on a common function such as finance or sales.
A dashboard is a container for grouping a series of charts or other data analysis often by a theme or subject.
A chart visualizes your data. Review Chart Types to choose a chart that works best for the information you want to visualize.
The Perspectives Overview is the first page you come to when accessing Discovery. The Perspective Overview displays available perspectives in grid view or list view (shown in the inset). This is your starting point to view dashboards and present data, or manage perspectives, such as share and collaborate.
1 Discovery Link: Brings you back to the Perspective Overview where ever you are in Discovery.
2 Perspectives Overview Toolbar: Create a perspective, sort perspectives in ascending or descending order, and view perspectives as tiles or in a list.
3 Grid View: Browse perspectives as tiles.
4 List View: Browse perspectives in a concise list format.
The Perspective Details is where you go to view or edit the contents of a perspective, including dashboards and charts.
As a Viewer
Use Discovery to view, collaborate, and analyze your company data. You can view charts in a standard view or as a presentation.
1 Perspective Detail Toolbar
2 Perspective Context filter
3 Perspective Detail when viewing
4 Perspective Detail when presenting
As an Editor or Admin
Use Discovery to build charts in dashboards, create or edit dashboards, or rename the perspective. Try creating a dashboard and basic KPI chart and column chart.
1 Perspective Details Toolbar: In Grid view, click to access the editor.
2 Left Panel: Choose a chart and to add accounts to a chart.
3 Design area: Build and organize charts and dashboards.
4 Right Panel: Edit Appearance Settings, Data Settings, and Time Settings.